Faith and goodness: A reply to Hocutt

Journal Article

Professor Hocutt and I agree that David Hume first pointed out that "ought"-what should be done-cannot be derived from "is"-what is the case. Hocutt goes on to claim that "ought," in fact, derives from factual observation of "what we care about," which amounts to saying "you should do what you want to do." This seems to me unsatisfactory as moral philosophy. © 2009 Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Staddon, JER

Published Date

  • December 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 /

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 185

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1053-8348

Citation Source

  • Scopus